Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+100) Oakland (-125)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (82-68, 2nd in AL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (81-69, 3rd in AL West) on Wednesday. The Mariners open this matchup at +100 while the Athletics are coming in at -125. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chris Flexen and Cole Irvin.
The Mariners have accrued 209 doubles as a team and have hit 186 balls out of the park. Seattle has a slugging rate of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,394 times, while drawing a walk on 499 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.3 runs per outing, which has them at 23rd in the league. They have 616 runs batted in and 1,111 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is at .224. They are sitting with 639 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .301.
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Mariners pitchers have surrendered 181 home runs and 699 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 441 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.22 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. The Mariners have compiled a team ERA of 4.31 for the season (16th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,228 batters.
Mariners bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 153 times in addition to having 199 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 87 holds this season (6th in MLB). The Mariners relievers have compiled a save rate of 59.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 161 save situations. They have earned 44 saves for the season and have blown 30 out of their 74 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 203 base runners on the year and 29.6% of them crossed the plate. The Mariners have dispatched 534 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Mariners have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,000 innings, which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 4,000 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,294 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 8th in the majors, and have a total of 1,082 double plays.
Flexen has pitched in 230 frames and has totaled 159 punch outs in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.96 (127 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.520. He has given up 260 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 90 walks. Flexen (15-17 career record) holds a FIP of 4.74 and he has gone up against 1,014 batters in the majors.
Oakland has 183 HRs on the year to go along with 645 RBIs. They have 257 two-baggers, while getting a free base 506 times and putting up 689 runs. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .239 over the course of the season. The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .407 and they are scoring 4.59 runs per game (11th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,248 occasions (22nd in the league) and have tallied 1,192 hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 622 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.93 (580 earned runs conceded). They have given up 169 home runs and they relinquish 4.21 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.247 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.99 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.06 (1,232 strikeouts against 402 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,256.
Oakland has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 65 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves. They rank 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have dispatched 462 relievers onto the field for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 136 times in high leverage situations and also on 111 occasions with runners on. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.6% of 163 inherited base runners. Sitting with 134 save situations, the Athletics have earned 69 holds in addition to 27 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 111 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in MLB). The Athletics have recorded 1,228 assists, 65 errors and have 3,989 putouts so far this year. In 11,967 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Irvin has conceded 233 base knocks while earning 147 K's in 209 frames. Irvin (12-15 career record) has earned a 4.55 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 106 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.345 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 906 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-125)
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